5 essential tips for raising a Golden Retriever puppy
Every Golden retriever owner will tell you the same: When you let this dog into your house and family, it’s for life! Prepare yourself for unconditional love.
And for those new with this golden puppies, here are some useful tips for new member(s) of your family.
1. Always Serve High-Quality Food
Of course, every dog should eat high-quality food, but for puppies, it’s essential.
So, what exactly entails high-quality food anyway?
Always purchase food that is tailored to specific breeds.
Buy food that lists meat as one of the first two ingredients.
Avoid chick-meal or fish-meal if they are in the top 10 ingredients.
Get food that is age-appropriate (puppy or senior, for example).
2. Remember to Provide Fresh & Clean Water
If water remains on the floor for a while, there’s a good chances it might get some bacteria in it, and you really want to avoid bacteria’s in your puppy body.
3. Basic Training Methods to Use
Let’s be honest: golden retrievers are one of the smart dog breeds around. They are also the kindest and loveliest dogs to bring into your home.
That said, it is essential that you incorporate basic training methods into your routine. Just because your puppy is beautiful and smart, it doesn’t mean they don’t require training. Every dog can become rambunctious if they are not shown the proper ropes.
Here are a few tips to consider utilizing:
Reward your dog if they are doing the right things (peeing outside or greets another dog).
Do not reward your dog if they are doing something bad (peeing inside or biting another dog).
Train one skill at a time; do not go overboard and try to teach several things at once.
Remain consistent in your training; don’t abandon it for a while and then return to it.
Even if you’re frustrated, you should never yell or get mad at your puppy.
4. Get Plenty of Exercise
Every dog needs walks and exercise. And there’s no excuses. But a golden retriever is more active than your typically basset hound or your chihuahua.
You need to walk your dog every morning and evening. You need to participate in some activities every day, like catch, either with a tennis ball or a stick. You should run with them once in a while.
5. Socialize – They Are Sociable Animals
We all knew a dog in our lives that was anti-social. At the same time, we all knew a dog that loved being around people. So, what is a golden retriever? We will tell you that these animals are sociable – depending on your own personality, this might be a good thing or a bad thing.
When you head out to the park, make sure that your dog meets other animals and gets to know them. Also, if you have company over at your home, try to make your dog a part of the get together.